Anatolia

Troia 1987-2012: Grabungen und Forschungen, Volumes 2 & 3

The site today known as Troy (Turkish Hisarlık, Homer’s Ilios, Greek and Roman Ilion/Ilium) is situated in northwestern Asia Minor, five kilometers from the present coastline at the Dardanelles (ancient Hellespont), at 26°14´E and 39°52´N. Its sequence of occupation spans several millennia from the beginning of the Bronze Age (3000 BC) to the Byzantine period (12th century AD). Troy’s high profile is obviously due to the fact that it has been regarded as the scene of the Trojan War, a story told in Homer’s Iliad and still part of popular culture. In the course of an exceptionally long...

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